Appearances can be deceptive
Story by Xin Zhao
Screenplay by Xin Zhao
FADE IN: EXT. FORSET-DAY
A BIG BIRD and a LITTLE BIRD hover around a tree with two bird houses fixed on it, a luxurious steel bird house and a little wood one.
The big bird peeps at the little bird.
The big bird flies into the luxurious bird house dilatorily and opens the door of it with its
right talon, elevating its head arrogantly.
The big bird gets into the bird house, shooting a glance at the little bird form the window, draws the curtain.
The little bird shakes its head sadly and flies into the little wood house.
INT. SMALL BIRD HOUSE-DAY
The little bird looks around the inside of the house and shelters into a corner in the darkness.
INTERCUTTING: INT. BIG BIRD HOUSE-DAY
The big bird is taking a shower in its bathroom.
The bathroom has a lot lights and it’s a super clean bathroom. It has white tiles on the wall
and yellow wood floor, from which you can see your reflection.
The big bird sings while taking a shower so it doesn’t hear the weather report.
In the next few minutes, the biggest storm ever in the history of over the
last one hundred years will hit the city and our government informs all residents to be prepared. Please find a safe place to shelter.
The storm comes, and the sky turns into grey.
INT. BIG BIRD HOUSE-DAY
The big bird comes out of the bathroom, wearing a sleep coat, and has a cup of coffee in its talon, enjoying its leisure time, and then sits on its leather deck chair.
CU-CRYSTAL LIGHTS OF THE BIG BIRD HOUSE
The light flashes and the crystal pillars shake and then fall down like dominoes.
The big bird’s sleep coat is nailed to the floor by these crystal pillars.
The big bird’s feathers are upright.
slash, slash, slash.... The big bird is hit by a flash of lighting.
Big Bird (screaming)
Its feathers are burnt and fall down suddenly. There are no feathers on the big bird’s body and it looks like a pink meat ball.
The big bird opens the door of its house and gets out.
The big bird comes out of its house and flies directly to the little bird’s house.
CU-LITTLE BIRD HOUSE
The big bird stands on the pillar before the door of little bird’s house and knocks the door with its left talon.
The little bird opens the door and lets it in.
The little bird house expands after the big bird crams itself into it. Feathers come out form
the gaps between wood board.
Suddenly, the little bird is kicked out of the bird house.
The little bird falls down and is out of the screen. It then flies up into the screen.
CU-THE FACE OF THE LITTLE BIRD.(depressed) The little bird flies into the big bird house.
INT.THE BIG BIRD HOUSE-DAY
The little bird walks around inside the big bird house
and shows interest the leather chair.
in the remote fixed on the handle of
the window in the big bird house that into pure blue and all of the grey
we can see through the sky has turned clouds has disappeared. The sun emerges from those clouds, shining.
The big bird house stops shaking.
The big bird cranes its neck out of the window of little bird house and looks around. It then comes out of the little bird house and knocks the door really hard.
THE BIG BIRD (yelling)
INT.THE LITTLE BIRD HOUSE-DAY
CU-THE EYESIGHT OF THE LITTLE BIRD
The eyesight of the little bird gets firm and steadfast. And then it pushes the bottom of security on the remote.
A lot of weapons come out from the big bird house and point at the big bird.
The big bird is shocked and stands still on the pillar.
Those weapons fire and the big bird is burnt and turns black.
CU-THE LITTLE ROUND WINDOW OF THE BIG BIRD HOUSE The little bird winks to us.